Acute pulmonary embolism: Endovascular therapy

Stephen P. Reis, Ken Zhao, Noor Ahmad, Reginald S. Widemon, Christopher W. Root, Seth M. Toomay, James M. Horowitz, Akhilesh K. Sista

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. PE is a complex disease with a highly variable presentation and the available treatment options for PE are expanding rapidly. Anticoagulation (AC), systemic lysis, surgery, and catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) play important roles in treating patients with PE. Thus, a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, risk stratification, and therapy is required to determine which treatment option is best for a given patient with this complex disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-252
Number of pages9
JournalCardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary communication
  • Mechanical thrombolysis
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Thrombolytic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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